Festival Events & Sponsors

2018 Festival Events and Sponsors

25th Anniversary/ Sponsorship Appreciation Evening

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25th Anniversary/ Sponsorship Appreciation Evening

Date: Friday, Nov. 23
Description: An evening to recognize and thank the sponsors from the last 25 years with an opportunity to view the Festival of Trees.
Ticket Purchase Options: By Invitation 

Fashion Show

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Fashion Show

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Date: Saturday, Nov. 24
Time: 6:00 –11:00 pm
Description: This annual fashion show will be a wonderful evening of fun, fashion and laughter.
Approximate attendance: 250 people

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Santa Breakfast

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Santa Breakfast

Date: Sunday, Nov. 25
Time: 9:30 am to noon (buffet: 10 - 11am)
Description: A family breakfast with Santa & an opportunity to help out the Salvation Army Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items and receive a stuffed toy from Santa!

 

Community Kick off to Christmas

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Community Kick off to Christmas

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Date: Sunday, Nov. 25
Time: Noon to 4:00 pm
Description: Join us for a fun filled day at Festival! There are free activities all day in the Civic Centre Plaza and Lobby, and the City of Prince George holds their Civic Light Up from 3:30 – 6:00 pm!

Fireworks Sponsor

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Fireworks Sponsor

In partnership with the City of Prince George, Canadian Tire will add a bang to the Civic Light Up on November 25!

Seniors Luncheon

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Seniors Luncheon

Date: Monday, Nov. 26
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm
Description: Tea, coffee and a hot lunch, with live entertainment, for seniors. Gather your friends and join us for this great event hosted by the Medichair team!
Approximate attendance: 250 people

 

Chamber Lunch

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Chamber Lunch

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28
Time: 11:30 am- to 1:30 pm
Description: Business persons lunch organized by the PG Chamber of Commerce.

Seniors Tea

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Seniors Tea

Date: Thursday, Nov 29
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Description: Tea, coffee and sandwiches, with live entertainment, for seniors. Gather your friends for this special event hosted and catered by the Scotiabank team!
Approximate attendance: 250 people

Gala Fundraising Auction

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Gala Fundraising Auction

Date: Friday, Nov. 30
Time: 5:30 pm to 12:00 am
Doors open:  5:30 pm
Appetizers: 6:00 pm
Dinner served: 7:00 pm
Auction: 8:30 pm
Description: Feature evening of the Festival, with an exclusive live auction of select trees, and many other special items and surprises.
Approximate attendance: 325 people

For 25 years, on behalf of Michael's Jewellers, Michael and Caren Tobin have donated a special diamond creation to the Gala night. We can't wait to see what they have planned for this year!

Gala Pre Dinner Reception

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Gala Pre Dinner Reception

Date: Friday, Nov. 30
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Description: Opening hour of the Gala Auction Night, the premier fundraising event at Festival of Trees!
Approximate Attendance: 325 guests

 

Yoga Among the Trees

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Yoga Among the Trees

Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 am
Description: Light to medium morning of stretching and yoga with instructors Ivana Minovec and Zandra Ross
Special Instructions: Tickets available for purchase at the Spirit of the North office. Bring your own mat.

Dance and Dine Among the Pine

Dance and Dine Among the Pine

Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Description: This fun and festive is the perfect way for small businesses and intimate groups to celebrate the holidays together! Enjoy Christmas dinner in the beautiful venue and then dance the night away! DJ music by Entertainment Group.
Approximate attendance: 225 people

Teddy Bear Breakfast

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Teddy Bear Breakfast

Date: Sunday, Dec. 2
Time: 8:30 am to 11:00 am (buffet: 9:00 - 10:00am)
Description: This is a special breakfast for families with young children. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a bear from Santa! Toys donated at this event will be shared with children at hospitals within our region.

 

Story Time (Included in Admission)

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Story Time

Date: Daily
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Description: Bring your little ones and join our Festival Story Time! Story Time is a daily event, and we have an exciting line-up of storytellers this year including the very musical Barb Kelly (& Friends!), the ever-exuberant Carol Gass (you’ll love her impression of the Grinch!), and special story times with Santa himself!

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Gift Shoppe

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Gift Shoppe

Feel the magic of the gift shoppe! Stop by and peruse the great selection of seasonal and other special gift items. Each year we attempt to bring you new and interesting items, and this year promises to tempt you and help fullfill all the needs on your list. Explore our great selection and, as always, save the tax!

Little Trees and Wreaths

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Little Trees and Wreaths

One of the most popular and endearing features of the Festival has been our display of home-crafted Wreaths, Centrepieces, Seasonal Planters and Little Trees, which are donated to us for sale by Silent Auction. They are perfect for decorating the smaller spaces of an office or apartment or to add a special touch to ever room of your home.

Big Tree Area

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Big Tree Area

The Big Trees bring the "WOW" to Festival of Trees!

Children’s Workshop

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Children’s Workshop

The Children's Area is  set aside for children to do various seasonal crafts throughout the Festival. It is staffed by volunteers but there are costs relating to materials - we are grateful for the returning sponsorship of Tim Hortons!

Main Stage

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Main Stage

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The Main Stage is a hub of activity throughout the Festival. It starts with the Fashion Show on opening night, and then is the site of fantastic daily entertainment from school and community groups.

For information on how you can provide entertainment at Festival of Trees, visit our Entertain Us page!

Electrical

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Electrical

It takes a lot of connections to light up Festival of Trees! Bryant Electric keeps our electrical safe and organized so you can enjoy the twinkling colours of the season!

Volunteer Lounge Sponsor

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Volunteer Lounge Sponsor

Hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the success of the Festival, most putting in several long shifts throughout the week.  A sponsor is required to assist with the costs of providing identification tags, appreciation packages, snacks and beverages. 

 

People's Choice Awards

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People's Choice Awards

People's Choice Ballots are available throughout the 10 day Festival of Trees. Each guest may vote on their favorites within five categories:

  • Favourite Big Tree
  • Favourite Little Tree
  • Favourite Wreath
  • Favourite Creative Piece
  • Favourite Little House

The votes are tallied and the People's Choice winners receive recognition at the end of the Festival.

Volunteer Room Sponsor

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Volunteer Room Sponsor

After hours of working hard to spread Christmas cheer, our great volunteers need a place to rest, relax and possibly have a coffee away from the action. Dunkley Lumber is our gracious Volunteer Room Sponsor. 

Little Houses Area

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Little Houses Area

 Let your imagination run wild to create a unique, one of a kind little house (fairy garden, bird house, bat house, Hobbit house...) to donate for auction at the Festival of Trees! 

Gala Auction Table Centre Pieces

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Gala Auction Table Centre Pieces

The Gala Fundraising Auction Evening is the pinnacle of the Festival of Trees. It’s where true philanthropists attend for an evening to give generously and bring awareness of needs for healthcare to new levels.

Hotel Partner

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Hotel Partner

The Coast Inn of the North is the official accomodation partner of the Festival of Trees!

Security

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Security

Paladin Security is the official security partner of the Festival of Trees!

Thank you to our Media Sponsors!

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If you are interested in sponsoring and event or area at Festival of Trees, please contact us at 250-565-2515 or by email at .

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Spirit of the North Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Festival Of Trees Hours

Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 1S2

Spirit Of The North Foundation